Crane Accidents

Crane Incident Closes Lanes on Lake Mead at Las Vegas Blvd


Las Vegas, Nevada

A crane-versus-pole collision closed a North Las Vegas street Tuesday morning.

Police responded about 8:30 a.m. to Las Vegas and Lake Mead boulevards where a crane’s upright boom struck a traffic light pole in the westbound lanes of Lake Mead. The crane then tipped onto its side and hit a light pole and a utility pole, said police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon.

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A crane truck’s crane hit a traffic signal

Police closed the road because the three poles could fall into traffic, Coon said. Westbound Lake Mead was still closed just after noon, and north- and southbound Las Vegas Boulevard was restricted.

A pedestrian waiting at a bus stop sustained minor injuries after being hit by debris from the crash. The driver of the SUV and the driver of the crane were not injured.

Police advised drivers to avoid the area for the next several hours.

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Two large tow trucks tasked with the recovery of the truck crane

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